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Kari Lumppio 5th November 2020 14:49

"Thum" operations BAFO 1946 - what were they
 
Hallo!

What were "Thum" operations flown by BAFO Mosquito BXVIs (98 Sqn at least) over Germany? Year IIRC 1946 for these.

Thum is town in the ex- East Germany area near Czech border. This makes me think the Thum -operations were probing Soviet air defences but I may be way off the mark.

Thanks in advance for interest.

Cheers,
Kari

MW Giles 5th November 2020 23:49

Re: "Thum" operations BAFO 1946 - what were they
 
I think THUM flights are Met/weather recce flights

THUM might indicate Temperature and Humidity

Someone will now prove me totally wrong

Martin

Kari Lumppio 6th November 2020 01:22

Re: "Thum" operations BAFO 1946 - what were they
 
Hello!

Thanks. Did not think to that direction as the ORB usually writes "met climb" or "met ascent". Perhaps you are right, people (writers) and slang changed during pass of times.

Cheers,
Kari

RSwank 6th November 2020 14:40

Re: "Thum" operations BAFO 1946 - what were they
 
Mention of 98 squadron, Mosquito and THUM (Temperature and Humidity flights) here:

https://www.rafmuseum.org.uk/documen...-B35-TJ138.pdf

Kari Lumppio 6th November 2020 15:35

Re: "Thum" operations BAFO 1946 - what were they
 
So meaning of THUM confirmed.
BTW it was 14 Sqn which used THUM-term so it was D(id)N(ot)RC.

Thank you gentlemen!
Kari

Leendert 6th November 2020 16:32

Re: "Thum" operations BAFO 1946 - what were they
 
Kari,


Lots about THUM flights and origin here: https://www.key.aero/forum/historic-...t-h-u-m-flight


Regards,
Leendert


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